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Madison Man Sentenced For Possessing Child Porn

March 24, 2010 | 

A 22-year-old Madison man convicted of child pornography charges was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and four years of probation.

Authorities said Alexander Combs had pornographic photos of underage girls on his laptop computer.

Combs was living with his parents in Madison, but last summer he was volunteering as a camp counselor in Mukwonago.

Police: Man Knocked Unconscious On State Street

June 20, 2011 | 

Madison police said an intoxicated man walking up State Street and singing to people as they passed early Thursday morning was attacked and knocked unconscious.

Police said the 22-year-old Madison man was serenading people around 2:30 a.m. Thursday when a man walking with two women apparently didn't appreciate the singing and coldcocked the singer.

When the first responding officer arrived, the victim was down on the sidewalk, unconscious, in the 200 block of State Street. 

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Judge Upholds Wisconsin Domestic Partnership Law

June 20, 2011 | 

A Dane County circuit judge has upheld Wisconsin's domestic partnership registry, saying it does not violate the state's ban on gay marriage.

Judge Daniel Moeser said in his ruling released on Monday that the domestic registry law does not create a legal status for partners that is identical or substantially similar to that of marriage and therefore it does not violate the constitutional ban.

Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action filed a lawsuit last summer arguing the registry was unconstitutional. The gay marriage ban was added to the constitution in 2006 and the registry was created in 2009.

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UPDATE: Officials ID Victims In Fatal Dane County Crash

June 20, 2011 | 

Three people died and three people were injured in a three-vehicle crash in the town of Cottage Grove on Sunday.

Dane County sheriff's officials said they received a report of the crash at about 4:30 p.m. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 12 and 18, just west of County Highway BN.

Sheriff's officials said a westbound Ford Explorer driven by a 73-year-old Madison man crossed the center line and struck an eastbound Buick Rendezvous driven by Thomas Wileman, 74, of Fort Atkinson. 

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Camp counselor struck by shotgun wad fired by cannon

June 20, 2011 | 

A 23-year-old camp counselor was injured this morning when he was struck in the stomach by a shotgun wad fired from a small cannon, the Eau Claire Leader Telegram reported Monday.

The counselor was preparing the small cannon for the morning flag raising at the YMCA's Camp Manitou when the mishap took place, the paper reports.

The counselor suffered a serious wound and third-degree burns to his stomach. He was taken from the camp in an ambulance.

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Family: Beloit Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

June 20, 2011 | 

The father of a Beloit soldier said Monday his son was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

David Kreinz said two military personnel visited his Beloit home on Father's Day to tell him and his wife, Marilyn, that their 21-year-old son, Tyler Kreinz, had been killed in action on Saturday.

Kreinz said the family has yet to learn details about how his son, an Army specialist, died.

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8-Year-Old Boy Dies In Bike Accident

June 20, 2011 | 

An 8-year-old boy has died in a bike accident in Washington County.

Sheriff's deputies said the boy was visiting a relative's house inPolk Sunday about 5:30 p.m. when he turned in to the driveway on his bike, hit a rock and was thrown into the air.
Authorities said the boy's neck came down on the handlebars.

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Two-Car Accident Injures Two

June 20, 2011 | 

Dane County Sheriff's deputies will investigate what caused a two-car crash on U.S. Highway 12-18 Sunday night that left two people injured.

The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Dane county Sheriff's deputies told News 3 two people were pinned inside one of the vehicles.

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Wis. Maple Syrup Production Up 32 Percent In 2011

June 20, 2011 | 

Wisconsin increased its production of maple syrup by 32 percent this year, maintaining the title as the nation's fourth-leading producer.


Wisconsin harvested 155,000 gallons this year, in part because of a longer season and also because of temperatures favorable to sap flow.


This year's maple syrup season ran from February to May, lasting eight days longer than last year's.

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How valuable are the Brewers' Fielder and Braun?

June 20, 2011 | 

The two biggest stars on the Milwaukee Brewers are Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun.

But how valuable are they?

I asked John Vrooman, a sports economist at Vanderbilt University, to take a look.

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